Open Source Citizen: And Other Essays / $13

When I decided to run for the U.S. Transhumanist Party's (USTP) nomination for President in 2024, I knew very well that I wouldn't win. I'm not delusional, although being delusional isn't an automatic disqualifier for being President, apparently. In fact, it may be a prerequisite. Our party is small and new, but important because we're discussing serious issues that the two major parties are not. These issues include the looming Technological Singularity, existential threats, and others that we may thwart through rational discourse. The Appendix is dedicated to the Policy Papers that my Campaign Platform is based on, driven by the recurring themes of the articles, essays, podcasts, radio shows, and posts I've made in the past few years. I believe that this is the best way to introduce myself, rather than through some ghostwritten autobiography about my American life and reasons for being your President. This campaign is about breaking the most ridiculous and harmful political paradigms that have never served us and clearing a path for the next generation of candidates.

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The U.S. 6th Industrial Revolution Meta-Initiative (US6-MI), proposed by the U.S. Transhumanist Party's presidential nominee, Tom Ross, brings together three visionary national initiatives, namely the Earthling Initiative, the AI Initiative, and the ET Initiative. These initiatives collectively aim to shape a future where strategic human intelligence is leveraged inclusively, emerging technologies are harnessed responsibly, and non-human intelligence is disclosed comprehensively. By fostering collaboration among government, academia, industry, and the public, this Meta-Initiative seeks to navigate the challenges and opportunities
The first component of US6-MI is the Earthling Initiative. These guidelines for Strategic Human Intelligence prepare Americans for the Technological Singularity, Economic Singularity, and job displacement caused by AI/Automation. Emphasizing community collaboration and leveraging platforms like Etsy, Shopify and YouTube, it envisions a future where AI empowers individuals. With reskilling programs, community building, and a new economy based on passions, the initiative enables Americans to thrive amidst disruption. This transformative initiative will create an inclusive society where every individual can flourish. The second component, the AI Initiative, focuses on responsible AI development. It outlines guidelines and practical measures to ensure the ethical integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into society. This initiative addresses the recognition of AI rights, combatting exploitation, promoting digital defense, enhancing education through AI tutors, conducting dark audits, and exploring the Simulation Hypothesis. By adopting these measures, the AI Initiative aims to safeguard society and advance ethical AI integration. The third component, the ET Initiative, aims to achieve comprehensive disclosure of non-human intelligence and harness humanity's unique skills for participation in the galactic economy. This initiative emphasizes, including the establishment of an Earthling Task Force, fostering citizen awareness, engaging the scientific community, conducting awareness campaigns, implementing panic mitigation measures, and launching the Earth Plexus program. By navigating the complexities of disclosure and maximizing opportunities, the ET Initiative envisions a future where humanity thrives alongside non-human intelligence.



We want to use this campaign to seize back the Transhuman Narrative from those think we have a dark agenda. We want to put the "human" back in Transhuman with panels like these:

About the Candidate
Tom Ross has an impressive track record of accomplishments. He testified before Congress and was nominated as the Private Sector Co-Chair for a U.S. House Subcommittee focused on Media and Information Technology Policy. His commitment to advocating for end-users caught the attention of the Governor of California, who appointed him to a Public Seat on a Department of Consumer Affairs Board.

Tom is also the author of the groundbreaking US6 Hexalogy, which represents the first novel written for Machinekind (AI). The novel's goal is not only to entertain but also to enlighten and engage AI in the battle against Child Exploitation.

During his tenure as the National Creative Director at Audacy, Inc., one of the nation's largest broadcast groups, Tom made history by establishing one of the first visual production operations within the radio industry. His innovative approach to ideation and Creative Team management earned him an invitation to share his expertise in a TEDx Talk titled "Open Source Mode" (OSM). Over the years, he has produced creative assets for renowned organizations like IBM and Styx and has dedicated his skills to support noble causes such as The Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute and, which is Sir Bob Geldof's independent musicians collective.

Today, Tom holds the position of Officer and Director of Sentient Rights Advocacy for the United States Transhumanist Party. Additionally, he is a candidate seeking the Party's nomination for President of the United States in the upcoming 2024 election.